Civic Precinct (Centre) Plan
The plan has been ongoing for a few years and is coming closer to a reality. The area beside the Central Library at Major Mackenzie and Yonge Street is going to become a People Place which will include a public square, grassy lawns with a toboggan hill, public art, gazebo, skating rink that becomes a water feature in the summer and an expanded Library Building with indoor parking.
I HAVE ASKED COUNCIL TO STOP AND REVIEW THE PROJECT WHERE A TOWN HALL BUILDING IS CONCERNED TO SEE WHAT OPTIONS CAN BE FOUND TO REDUCE THE $200,000,o00 COST THAT WOULD REQUIRE $45,000,000 DEBT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RICHMOND HILL’S HISTORY.
The total cost is being reviewed over the next few months which will help decide if the Town Hall Building in some way can be included in this PARK location or seek other solutions.